Mother, Baby Among 9 Dead in Oklahoma Tornadoes
Storms slam Oklahoma City, suburbs
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2013 5:34 AM CDT
People retrieve belongings from a home destroyed after severe weather passed through in Union City, Okla.   (AP Photo/Nick Oxford)

(Newser) – Nine people are dead and dozens injured after a new round of tornadoes slammed Oklahoma last night, reports AP and CNN. Among the fatalities were a mother and infant, whose bodies were found near their car on I-40, a major state artery. Oklahoma City and its suburbs took the brunt of storms, which were followed by heavy flooding. Fuller assessments will become clearer this morning, but the tornadoes were not as powerful as the EF5 monster that hit Moore, Okla., less than two weeks ago. That city got hit again yesterday, however, with winds estimated at 80mph.

"This storm had everything you could handle at one time: tornadoes, hail, lightning, heavy rain, people clogging the highways," says a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Norman, Okla.





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fedupamerican
Jun 2, 2013 5:17 PM CDT
2nd time in 2 weeks that I've had to go to a hotel(no power at home). Getting a little sick of Spring in Okla. Guess I shouldn't whine there are plenty right now with no home to return to. I just hope this fills the quota for nasty weather for 2013. Sadly more storm related deaths.
Chatsworth
Jun 1, 2013 12:09 PM CDT
That's really a shame.I'd hafta think Oklahoma is some sort of noman's land, as far as living there is concerned,what with these tornadic events happening every year there.Of course, the same goes for hurricane prone locales and earthquake prone zones too.
GeorgeL
Jun 1, 2013 11:15 AM CDT
Yesterday, in the article about Jesse Ventura, we were talking about this (admittedly off subject), and one of our illustrious Newser readers who calls himself "bmoc", replied to another named "atbov2" with this comment... "WTF is YOUR problem? Nobody got hurt." Now, bmoc, what do you have to say for yourself? Nine dead but nobody got hurt?